New Delhi: Launching the BJP’s nationwide membership drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it is a matter of great pride for him to be a part of this party.
Encouraging masses to join BJP, Modi said that to be a member of the BJP is to live the disciplined life the party demands and every member in the party is a representative of the people.
He further added that in a party, from bottom to top there should be correct information flow and from top to bottom there should be correct guidance. He also said that BJP workers should toil hard like during an election campaign and make it an inspirational one across the globe.
The membership drive, which begins from today, aims for making the BJP world’s biggest political power.
Becoming the first member to get BJP membership, Modi said, “As our nation is full of diversities, BJP should also be seen as a party with diversities. People from all walks of life and sections should have a representative in the party.”
“There is a perception that politics is filthy. However, that is not true. Had it been filthy, Mahatma Gandhi would never have ventured into it,” he said.
PM Modi later took to Twitter and expressed his feelings on being the first member of the BJP and also urged people to join the party.
Earlier, BJP chief Amit Shah had said that a toll-free number will also be launched and people would be asked to give a missed call on it. After that they will get their membership number and other details through SMS.
In states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa and others where the party is strong, the BJP will have to increase its membership by four times and work further towards cementing it permanently, he said.
Madhya Pradesh has to raise its membership to two crore this time, as per the target, he said. In states where the party is not that strong, it has to ensure that the membership drive reaches from cities to towns, village and to booth level, the BJP leader said.
The frontal organisations too have been given the task of registering full-time party members. BJP is the only party in the country which follows internal democracy in totality by holding elections every two years, Shah claimed.